After joining the Vikings in 1986, Gary Zimmerman began a streak of 169 consecutive starts.
Zimmerman anchored an offensive line that helped the Vikings lead the NFC in rushing in 1991.
Gary Zimmerman spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Express of the failed United States Football League before reporting to the Vikings.
Gary was acquired by the Denver Broncos via a trade with Minnesota prior to the last preseaon game of the 1993 season.
With Zimmerman blocking, the Broncos led the AFC in total combined yards in 1995 and led the NFL in that category in 1996 and 1997.
Zimmerman earned first- or second-team All Pro honors eight times and was selected to play in seven Pro Bowls.
Zimmerman is one of just a handful of players to earn the honor of being named to two National Football League All-Decade Teams. His outstanding play earned him a spot on the 1980s All-Decade Team as well as the 1990s All-Decade Team.
Gary Zimmerman answers questions fom the media prior to the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Zimmerman is measured for what will become his Hall of Fame bust.
Zimmerman along with the five other members of the Class of 2008 were honored during the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Gary Zimmerman's Hall of Fame mural.